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Reviews for Purple Heart Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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13 Reviews
September 8th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Enthusiast Woodworker
Great wood, great service
Wood arrived in perfect condition, no dings or damage. Beautiful grain and loving it
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
February 6th, 2018
Verified Buyer
Liberty SC
Perfect for my little project
I needed a tiny piece of very hard wood to complete a project. This sample piece of Purple Heart hardwood was perfect. I used a small hack saw to make 3 cuts. Sanding was easier than I thought it would be and satin wipe-on poly gave me just the finish I was looking for. Super satisfied!
November 7th, 2017
Verified Buyer
Purple Heart Sample
Packaged well, fast shipping. Overall good experience.
October 30th, 2017
Verified Buyer
Mr. Fox
Purpleheart is beautiful
I order a sample piece for a knife I'm putting scales on. As the website states not all planks of purple-heart are the same. The 1st plank I received was blah even after setting in the sun for half the day. I went ahead and ordered another piece and boy am I happy I did! The 2nd plank has such a beautiful purple color. Happy customer here.
April 24th, 2015
EP Savoie
baton rouge la usa
Amazing if handled properly
Purpleheart is a rarity, absolutely beautiful wood which no other species can come close to. Ive seen many folk complain that purpleheart looks brown, but if done right it will display an almost alien looking purple. In my usage I've found that applying heat to the wood draws out the best coloration. I use a propane torch, because I work with small pieces but an oven would probably work better. I use the torch to just feather the surface a little bit at a time, as too much heat in one spot will darken/burn the wood. But if you do it slowly you'll see the color develop rather easily. I've heard many theories ask to what heating causes in the wood but I don't know, just know that it works. I prefer using cyanoacrylate as the finish on mine.
September 18th, 2012
Watertown Massachusetts United States
Hobbyist Woodworker
Exactly as promised
Beautiful sample of wood. Great purple character. Fast shipping. Love these guys.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
December 12th, 2011
league city tx USA
Purple Hart
I received a perfect piece of wood. Can't wait to build something with it.
December 14th, 2010
Sample Block
Excellent quality. I would recommend these samples for planning mixed wood projects.
November 24th, 2010
Ron Mabe
Ocala FL USA
Purple Heart Review
I ordered the samples to evaluate for making knife handles.